Music Business Curriculum

Bachelor of Music with a Concentration in Music Business

About the major: The concentration in music business combines the study of music business and business administration with a focus in developing professional skills necessary for careers in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of the Music Industry.
Career opportunities: Students who pursue a major in music with a concentration in music business may be preparing for careers in arts administration, the recording industry, talent management, non-profit arts organizations, entertainment law, film music, the digital/internet music industry, radio/television, music publishing, music retail/merchandising, and public relations/marketing.
General Education Requirement
FPC 1020 Wayne Experience: Building a Foundation for College Success 1
MUH 1345 Music Cultures (to satisfy both the the Global Learning (GL) and Cultural Inquiry (CI) requirements) 3
PSY 1010 Introductory Psychology (to satisfy the Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) requirement) 3
BA 2300 Quantitative Methods I: Probability and Statistical Inference (to satisfy the Quantitative Experience (QE) requriement 3
or MAE 1000 Detroit By the Numbers
or STA 1020 Elementary Statistics
Other requirements (i.e. Basic Composition, Oral Communication, etc.) 16
Piano Competency, Applied Music, and Ensembles
MUA 1795 Piano Skills I 2
MUA 2795 Piano Skills II 2
Six terms of appropriate MUP courses (private instruction in principal instrument or voice, one credit per term. See Principal and Secondary Private Instruction Courses)
Select six terms of major ensemble (must be elected concurrently with MUP private instruction) of the following: 6
MUA 2800 University Bands 1
MUA 2810 University Symphony Orchestra 1
MUA 2820 Jazz Big Band 1
MUA 2822 Jazz Guitar Ensemble 1
MUA 2840 Choral Union 1
MUA 2850 Concert Chorale 1
General Lectures and Concerts
MUA 0900 General Lectures and Concerts (four terms) 0
Music History, Theory, and Technology
MUH 3310 Music History and Literature I 3
MUH 3320 Music History and Literature II 3
MUH 3330 Music History and Literature III 3
MUT 1140 Theory I 3
MUT 1150 Ear Training I 1
MUT 1160 Theory II 3
MUT 1170 Ear Training II 1
MUT 2140 Theory III 3
MUT 2150 Ear Training III 1
MUT 2160 Theory IV 3
MUT 2170 Ear Training IV 1
MUT 5997 Analytical Techniques 3
MUA 2500 Music Technology 3
Music Business Requirements
MUH 1351 History and Styles of Rock and Roll (satisfies the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) and Civic Literacy (CIV) requirements) 3
or MUH 1350 History of American Popular Music 3
MUA 2400 Survey of Music Business 3
MUA 3500 Music IP and Stakeholders 3
MUA 4000 Marketing and Artist Management in Music 3
MUA 2510 Studio Recording Techniques 2
MUA 5800 Strategy and Organization in Music 3
MUA 4620 Music Business Internship (two terms: 1-3 credits per term) 4
MUA 5900 Music Industry Seminar (two terms: 1 credit per term) 2
General Business Requirements
ACC 3010 Introduction to Financial Accounting* (3 credits) 2-3
or THR 5640 Introduction to Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (2 credits)
ECO 2010 Principles of Microeconomics 4
ECO 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MKT 2300 Marketing Management 3
Electives to complete the 120 credit degree requirement from the following: 4 or more
LEX 5000 Law in Social Context
HON 4940 Service-Learning Intership
COM 4500 Leadership Communication
Electives in Music, Entertainment, & Media
MUH 3360 Jazz History
MUH 3990 Directed Study
MUH 5315 Special Topics in Music History
MUA 2530 Electronic Music Synthesis
MUA 3510 Mixing and Mastering
SEM 5100 Introduction to Sport & Entertainment Management
COM 2210 Media Writing and Storytelling
COM 2280 Digital Photojournalism
COM 2290 Fundamentals of New Media Communication
COM 2310 Introduction to Web Design
COM 4140 Popular and Celebrity Culture
COM 4680 WAYN Radio
THR 3651 Principles of Theatre Management
THR 3681 Theatre Management: Patron Services and Development
Electives in Business, Entrepreneurship, & Innovation
COM 3250 Introduction to Organizational Communication
EI 5000 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation*
EI 5200 Startup Funding and Profitability*
FPC 5660 Creativity*
FIN 3290 Business Finance*
GSC 3600 Operations and Supply Chain Management*
ISM 3630 Business Information Systems*
Total Credits 120
NOTE: Music Business Majors (Minor Business Option)

*Music business majors may obtain a Minor in Business Administration or Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from the Mike Illich School of Business Administration by electing courses from the Electives in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation section above. See Business Administration Minor and Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for further information.